Wine or Yoga? What Would You Choose?

This is the dilemma that I am often faced with: exercise or something else. In this case, it happens to be a glass of red wine. The day has been long and less than desirable and more than anything I want my thoughts to disappear for awhile, to decompress. I can achieve this by attending an hour long session of yoga. I like the instructor and if I attended the class I know that I would be satisfied when I completed it. I would walk home with my shoulders back and chest lifted a little. I would lift my chin, slow my breaths and feel superior to everyone crossing the street. I would applaud myself for attending the class and be rewarded with a noteworthy blood sugar. However it requires pants, leaving my home where I have just arrived and walking 5 blocks to the athletic center.

OR, I could have a glass of red wine. I could easily walk from my living room to kitchen, without pants, and pour myself a glass of pinot. I could let my mind disappear in the rivulets running down the glass. My body and mind would relax and I would be content. I could eat a pasta dinner and still be rewarded with an ideal blood sugar. Tonight I have chosen the glass of pinot. So why does it feel so wrong?

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Comment by Pastelpainter on September 29, 2010 at 11:05am
Good for you, a glass of good red is what we all need sometimes. I do tai chi and it gives you far too much energy to be practiced at night.
Comment by Joe_h on September 29, 2010 at 11:34am
running and red wine are my two secret weapons to controlling my sugars (and sanity as well) sometimes you need a good sweat and someday you need to drink without any pants on (though you can really get in trouble with this at some snooty bars)
Comment by Terry Keelan on September 29, 2010 at 6:01pm
I don't know why it feels wrong - you made both options seem so inviting. I could speculate on a coupe of reasons, but I'm thinking Sunny probably comes closest to the truth.

Far be it from me to tell you how to feel, but personally I don't think you made a bad choice.

Terry

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